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Learn About Weather Issue Date: 09-10-2017

Cool Spots image Weather Wiz Kids, weatherwizkids.com, was created by meteorologist Crystal Wicker. Have you ever wondered why some areas get more rain than others, or why certain parts of the world are cool while others are warm most of the time? Get answers to these and other questions in Weather. In Natural Disasters, read about earthquakes, volcanoes and other catastrophic forces. Are you ready for a challenge? Learn to Make Lightning or Track a Thunderstorm in Experiments. Enjoy the Weather Jokes, and then find out what it will take to become a meteorologist in Kidís Zone Career Corner.

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Virtual Volcanoes Issue Date: 07-23-2017

Cool Spots image Have you ever wondered what the inside of a volcano might look like? Discovery Kids presents VolcanoExplorer, discoverykids.com/games/volcano-explorer, about different types of volcanoes and how they form. As you study the revolving globe, youíll see that most active volcanoes are found along tectonic plate boundaries. Learn about the three main types of volcanoes: stratovolcano, cinder cone and shield. Which type is Earthís largest? Now look Inside a Volcano to see where lava originates. Build a Virtual Volcano and watch it erupt, by setting the viscosity and gas conditions.

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Hurricane Safety Issue Date: 07-09-2017

Cool Spots image Hurricanes: Science and Society, hurricanescience.org, was created by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Learn the ingredients required for hurricane formation in Science. Next, see the technology that helps meteorologists with Hurricane Observation and Forecasting. Whether you live near a coast or are vacationing on a beach, itís important to be aware of the forecast, safe shelter and evacuation routes in the event of a dangerous storm. Did you know that you should not use electrical appliances, even telephones, during a storm? Find out more in Hurricane Preparation.

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Analyze the Clouds Issue Date: 10-16-2016

Cool Spots imageVisit the Cloud Lab, pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cloud, and discover how clouds help us predict the movement and strength of storms. Use a Guest Pass and take the Challenge, beginning with Cloud Typing. Try the Key if you get stuck. Did you know that Hurricane Sandy was one of the most destructive storms in history? Step Inside a Megastorm and follow the events that helped scientists predict the stormís intensity. Learn why storms spin in Hurricane Rotation and the Coriolis Effect in Event 2. In Analysis & Reconstruction, examine the data of past hurricanes and draw your own conclusions.

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Study Tornadoes Issue Date: 05-08-2016

Cool Spots imageThe United States averages 1,000 tornadoes annually, more than anywhere else in the world. Scholasticís WeatherWatch, teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/tornadoes, features facts about natureís most powerful and destructive storms. While most occur from April through June, the U.S. has recorded tornadoes in every month of the year. Check out In-Depth to learn more. Rich Thompson shares storm-chasing stories in Experts Say. The most important action to take if you are in a tornadoís path is to seek immediate shelter. Find more preparation and survival tips in Be Ready!

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